I try to learn electronics and programming in my free time, but those projects move very slowly.
Crowdfunding has come up a couple of times, often with the suggestion that we go to some kinda of co-op model.
I would love to consider this further! I dunno what a coffee shop co-op would look like or how it would function.
I dunno what kind of backer rewards I would offer if I was to take a crowd funding approach.
(free coffee for a year...? I am just having a hard time wrapping my head around that one.)
I should clarify that I was specifically looking for ideas outside of seeking a small business loan, only because I do not currently have the capital on hand to cover the likely down payment on a loan of that nature (I will within a few weeks, but I would still rather have that money in reserve to cover operational expenses, you know?)
So the question is less "where do I get $350k?" And more "anyone have any suggestions I might not have considered for raising funding for a small business?"
There’s a Soviet Hobbit movie from the 80’s.
It’s vastly superior to the new ones in literally every way
The Agat 4, an Apple II clone that was the most popular PC produced in the Soviet Union. https://gameraboy1.tumblr.com/post/184886160939/appendixjournal-the-agat-4-an-apple-ii-clone
Holy shit the countdown just switched from weeks to days!
Days, you guys. It's days away now!
death n stuff
We've been at the hospital with Mom, and at home with Mom as they bring in in-home hospice.
She's trying to hold her head high, and sometimes she is herself completely and other times she is not, and she's scared and small.
It's going to be hard to leave her tomorrow, but we have to go back to our lives. She wants us to go back to our lives.
I know she doesn't have long, and I'm going to miss her.
Hey y'all, I need to commission a piece of super hero artwork, with a rush turnaround. It's going to be a simple portrait of mom as a super hero, in a comic book style.
I'll pay as appropriate.
It's for my mom, who is not long for this world. Can supply details to anyone who might be interested.
If you know anyone who could do this and is currently available, let me know.
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/j5wgp7/who-killed-the-american-demoscene-synchrony-demoparty Vice thinks the North American demoscene peaked in 1996. Check out http://www.demosplash.org and help prove them wrong.
I guess it's time for me to talk to the owners and find out their actual asking price, and then look around and see if I can find someone foolhardy enough to invest in a coffee shop.
But I don't have that kind of money.
I can't even really conceive of a time when I might.
So it remains a dream.
In my mind, this building (its apartments and its second retail space) are the home of Analog Revolution.
One of the apartment spaces would become our manufacturing space, one would become our recording studio. The coffee shop would remain a coffee shop, with it's extra space occasionally transforming in to a performance space for touring punks (and the maker space doubling as a place for punks to sleep.)
The remaining retail space would become our store front, the headquarters of our empire.
I write and build stuff.
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